To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.
One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.
Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
Cities visited: Kuching, Bako National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sandakan, & Sukau
Visit Bako National Park and Sarawak.
Rainforest of Semenggoh
Visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre
River trip to the Ox-Bow Lake
Gomantong Bird nest Caves
Cities visited: Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands, Penang, & Ipoh
Visit the Petronas Twin Tower skybridge
Boat ride to Taman Negara
Canopy walk and Teresek Hill
Enjoy a picnic in the Cameron Highlands overlooking the vast greenery
Visit Sam Poh Thong Temple; a cave temple